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Homemade Lemonade

Homemade Lemonade
5th March, 2017

Growing up in the States, I recall seeing fresh lemonade available where ever we went. Alas, the UK has a different version of lemonade that doesn't pack the citrus punch

I've used this lemonade in place of standard tonic for G&Ts


  • 6 lemons
  • 90g sugar
  • 1.6 litres boiling water


    First using a potato peeler, peel the zest off the 6 lemons. Try not to take too much pith (white flesh) as this can make the drink bitter

    Once the zesting is done, juice the lemons

    Add the sugar into a sterilised Kilner jar or large pitcher

    Pour in the lemon juice and zest and a little bit of the boiled water and stir the sugar until it dissolves

    Add the rest of the water and let cool on the side before going into the fridge

    It's best left for 24 hours but even left overnight in the fridge still gives a nice refreshing glass

    Depending on how 'unclouded' you want the drink, pass it through a sieve if not an issue or pass through a sieve and coffee filter it is an issue

    Serve chilled with a slice of lemon and ice